The '''2010 Austin suicide attack''' occurred on February 18, 2010, when Andrew Joseph Stack III deliberately crashed his single-engine Piper Cherokee|Piper Dakota light aircraft
into Building I of the Echelon office complex in Austin, Texas
, United States,
killing himself and Internal Revenue Service
manager Vernon Hunter.
Thirteen others were injured, two seriously. The four-story
[ office building housed an IRS field office occupying the top three floors, along with a couple of private businesses on the first floor. Prior to the crash, Stack had posted a suicide note referring to "greed", "insanity", and the IRS, dated February 18, 2010, to his business website. Stack is also suspected of having set fire that morning to his two-story North Austin house, which was mostly destroyed.
In the aftermath, there was increased debate over the... ]